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997 Turbo Aluminum Doors!


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Venting here :drive:......As most of you are aware, Porsche made the Bonnet and door skins out of aluminum to save weight (then interestingly, if any of you have had your battery DIE from sitting up for a week or two noticed that

the factory battery seems to weight about 60 lbs.!).

So I am driving down the street in my subdivision doing a blazing 32 mph......I hear a loud thump! When I pull in to my garage I realized that a piece of the road (where the expansion joint is...cracks up a little in winter) was thrown

up from my front tire and somehow cleared everything but the driver door! Just a small piece (large rock size) put two small dents and scratched off the paint! Not happy!

Could not stand looking at the dimples in the smooth shiny black finish, so now have appointment to have it repaired and refinished. What a shame that a small stone can cause that damage... And what Bad luck for me.

The body shop I am going to at least is awesome, but will have to refinish a large area to blend in and do it to my satisfaction.

I am bummed that I have to do that....But the damage just drives me nuts thinking about it....Maybe I am compulsive?? :)...Hopefully this never happens to any of you! Watch for small rocks or even small chips in the road!


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